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85 Million Pieces Of Mail Delayed In A Week Under DeJoy, Senate Report Finds

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On-time mail delivery dropped by nearly 10% nationwide under U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s changes to the USPS, according to a new Senate report, confirming nationwide reports of delayed mail including prescription deliveries and small business shopping that had led to financial strain and widespread outrage and fear about how the delays could impact the November election.

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According to an analysis of USPS data by the office of Sen. Gary Peters, the Ranking Member on the Senate Homeland Security Committee who conducted the USPS investigation, the USPS delivered more than 90% of mail on time before DeJoy’s changes were implemented.

When the changes were implemented in mid-July, on-time rates dropped to between 81.5%

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Top business stories of the week: Mendelsons closing delayed

Mendelsons Liquidation going-out-of-business sale will last through the end of the year after delays and slower-than-expected sales caused by COVID-19.



a man standing in front of a counter: Bill McKelvey, from West Liberty, shops at Mendelsons Outlet Store downtown on First St. Monday August 31, 2020. Mendelsons originally was supposed to shut down and vacate by September.


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Bill McKelvey, from West Liberty, shops at Mendelsons Outlet Store downtown on First St. Monday August 31, 2020. Mendelsons originally was supposed to shut down and vacate by September.

Open since 1960, Mendelsons originally was supposed to shut down and vacate its massive outlet building at 340 E. First St. Tuesday (Sept. 1) as new ownership prepares to redevelop the property into a mix of apartments, retail and restaurants.

The outlet lost two months of selling because it had to close as part of the state’s lockdown to combat the spread of the virus, and the business isn’t selling its products as quickly as it would have under normal circumstances because of the public health crisis and the poor economy, said owner Sandy Mendelson.

Dublin-based real

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